Associate in Science Degree

IT: Security Penetration Testing


Students in the A. S. Security Penetration Testing program acquire a wide range of technical skills that prepare them for penetration testing positions.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

First Semester Credits
ENL101   3
BIT187 M 3
BUS100   3
BIT115   3
BIT113   3
Second Semester Credits
COM103   3
BIT116   3
BIT240 M 3
    Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3
BIT241 M 3
Third Semester Credits
    General Education Elective 3
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
BIT236   3
BIT242 M 3
BIT243 M 3
Fourth Semester Credits
HSC104   3
    Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (or)
Natural or Physical Science
3 or 4 (or)
BIT244 M 3
BIT245   3
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
Total Credits 60/61

M Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

Career Outlook

Students completing the Security Penetration Testing certificate are trained to work as penetration testers within network administration, engineering, management or consulting. Cybersecurity is one of the fastest career paths in the IT industry.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Security Penetration Testing program, students are able to: